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The words she uttered during that experience often are used by people she invites to telescope at Bryce.
"They look at Saturn and say, ‘No way. That is fake. It’s just a picture’," Ricks said. "It is just the opposite when they look at the moon. They say, ‘It looks so real.’ "
The 14th Annual Astronomy Festival runs Wednesday through Saturday, with a keynote presentation Friday at 9:15 p.m. by Australian photographer and astronomer Alex Cherney. The keynote will be at Ebenezer’s Barn and Grill in Bryce Canyon City. Tickets are $3 per person or $10 for a family at the door. Presentations also will be held the other evenings of the festival. The presentations are free but seating is limited. Tickets will be available at the visitors’ center starting at 10 p.m. the night before the presentation. The Salt Lake Astronomical Society and the Bryce Canyon Dark Rangers will provide free stargazing with telescopes. For a full schedule, visit http://www.nps.gov/brca/planyourvisit/astrofest.htm
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